Chauvet Arts is pleased to announce the representation of Tim Hooper. Tim was born in raised in Nashville, TN.


"As I look back, drawing countless comic strips and teaching myself to draw was the best training I could have had. Self-training enabled me to develop a unique style filled with peculiar relationships between scale and proportion mixed with an odd sense of perspective."


"By the time I finally got around to going to college, I had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted my art to be. Fortunately, I found a printmaking professor who liked what I was doing (or didn't mind as much as the other professors) and allowed me to make the art floating around in my head."

 "I grew up in the '70s and '80s as a typical middle-class kid who watched way too much TV. My first artistic endeavors were drawing on the walls of my closet with a purple crayon, copying characters from the funny pages, and rendering all four members of Kiss. In high school, some kids brought a R. Crumb comic book to school. Crumb's art had a huge impact on me and inspired me to become a cartoonist."

 Red Star

Acrylic on Wood Panel

 18 x 18 in 


Yes Sir Ree Bob

Acrylic on Wood Panel

10 x 10 in


 "After college, a myriad of low-paying, dead-end jobs, and limited prospects in the cartooning business, I picked up a paintbrush and began to paint in 1998. My paintings are an extension of what I did as a cartoonist, though not quite with the same linear narrative as comic strips. Again, through self-training and trial and error, my paintings have evolved into distinctive arcs."

"My approach to painting is very much like that of an illustrator, with smooth brushstrokes and very little physical texture. I create narrative pieces inspired by the extraordinarily ordinary, juxtaposing the rough with the refined. My paintings imagine a world where clumsy robots live among dysfunctional crows and alcoholic bunnies. In this fictionalized reality, these oddball characters serve as stand-ins for actual humans. This is all done to say something about the human condition while poking fun at the real world."

 Melted Down 

 Acrylic on Canvas

 6 x 6  in 



Acrylic on Canvas

6 x 6 in


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